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MIPS Jan 19, 2022 1:35 AM

Coquihalla's planned to reopen to regular traffic starting tomorrow, however be prepared for the trip to take an extra 45 minutes to an hour due to lane reductions.

DoubleK Jan 19, 2022 9:03 PM

It is remarkable they have been able to open both routes this week.

Now the real engineering and design can begin.

Have they floated the idea of reinstating the toll on the Coq? Gotta pay for this some how.

jimmyboy95 Jan 22, 2022 1:55 AM

Looks like the province spent about $1 million to install not one but TWO new traffic signals in Princeton, a town that previously had zero. One is obviously at the 5A and 3 intersection, and the other will be just north of there, where 5A turns off the main street to bypass the downtown.

Improvements are coming to the intersection of 97 and 3A in Kaleden too. Not sure about the details at this time, but I'm guessing a protected T intersection. Probably not a signal and definitely not a roundabout unless they dropped 97 to a 50kph zone through there. That one is sure a sketchy intersection!

Awesome news about the Coquihalla and Lytton to Spences Bridge. Hopefully the Jackass Mountain stretch is open soon too, then Hwy 1 will be fully passable.

Mazrim Jan 24, 2022 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoubleK (Post 9508021)
Have they floated the idea of reinstating the toll on the Coq? Gotta pay for this some how.

Disaster funding is a bit different than your usual funding issues. Rainy day funds and federal support will cover most of the costs of the repairs. The political and monetary cost to put tolls back in (probably automated license plate scanners instead of toll booths) might not be worth it.

craner Apr 23, 2022 6:08 PM

Khc
 
Some photos on the last three pages here:
http://https://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/app/uploads/sites/632/2022/04/KHCP4-Monthly-Status-Report-February-2022.pdf

Denscity Apr 23, 2022 6:12 PM

Ya KH is closed for 4 weeks AFAIK?

madog222 Apr 26, 2022 12:42 AM

Kennedy Hill on Highway 4 is starting to come together. The project website still says completion this summer.

Top of the hill
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...beacec32_b.jpg

From lower down
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...53f90115_b.jpg
Images from BC Moti https://www.flickr.com/photos/tranbc/

Denscity Apr 26, 2022 3:50 AM

Cool pics

VANRIDERFAN Apr 27, 2022 1:41 PM

Highway 4
 
Was that the section that had the rock overhanging the highway? Beautiful white knuckle drive for sure!

madog222 Apr 27, 2022 8:02 PM

^Yup, plus narrow lanes with no shoulder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3LYc3mAOdU

Metro-One May 4, 2022 4:01 AM

Kelowna's growth requires a second Okanagan Lake bridge

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/kelo...an-lake-bridge

So, to March what is seen in the rest of the developed world this is what a 10 to 15 year highway / transportation plan should look like for Kelowna and the surrounding area:

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...p-1024x595.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...s-1024x490.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...l-1024x475.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...p-1024x542.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...p-1024x475.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...p-1024x473.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...p-1024x633.jpg

Almost mockingly this is what is actually planned over the next 10 to 15 years:

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...n-1024x542.jpg

https://images.dailyhive.com/2022042...p-1024x473.jpg

Dear province of B.C., please higher me as your transportation planner!

craner May 4, 2022 6:54 AM

That’s really frustrating / depressing.
Thanks for posting all those plans, I wish they would act on the ones with the new alignment & bridge for 97.

Klazu May 8, 2022 3:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metro-One (Post 9615979)
Kelowna's growth requires a second Okanagan Lake bridge

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/kelo...an-lake-bridge

Oh boy. Hippies are at full force in the comments. Kelowna will always be sprawling. That's why people move there, to live in a house. Few residential towers in Downtown will account for less that a percent of the total population.

Mazrim May 12, 2022 5:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klazu (Post 9619639)
Oh boy. Hippies are at full force in the comments. Kelowna will always be sprawling. That's why people move there, to live in a house. Few residential towers in Downtown will account for less that a percent of the total population.

I'll admit I'm eyerolling about the "old growth forest" comments but I also don't think a freeway so close to Kelowna will ever make sense. The geography and the growth patterns of the area don't really jive with the concept at all. A more substantial bypass with connections to major centers could make sense, and by bypass I mean a significant bypass along the west side of Okanagan Lake from Vernon to Penticton. It wouldn't be right on the shore either, as I'm imagining something much further up the mountains to really keep it separate from everything there today.

There was studies done in the late 90s on a second crossing and it's not too surprising that even back then they didn't have an appetite for it.

craner May 31, 2022 4:45 AM

KHC - May Update
 
Some really cool photos in this update:
http://https://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/app/uploads/sites/632/2022/05/Kicking-Horse-Canyon-Project-Construction-and-traffic-update-newsletter-05-19-22.pdf

Dengler Avenue Jun 2, 2022 5:06 PM

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TRAN0044-000822
Quote:

An 80-metre retaining wall will also be replaced to secure the slope against future extreme rain events.
Does the 80-m there refer to the length or height of the wall? If it’s the latter, it’s quite tall for retaining walls. :runaway:


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